Per Diem Lactation Coordinator

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
September 1, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Position Summary


As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.

We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.

Position Summary:
Responsible for providing support for the mother-infant breastfeeding dyad. The tasks include assessment, planning, interventions, and evaluation of lactation support and education for clients in the postpartum period.

Job Requirement

Graduation from and accredited school of nursing and three (3) years of clinical nursing experience and (2) two years of experience in lactation consulting.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid License by State of Nevada to Practice as a Registered Nurse. Certified as Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC). Some positions may require Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and coordination of patient care); breastfeeding/chest-feeding and human lactation; anatomy and physiology; standards of care; disease process; medical equipment; patient care plan development; patient evaluation and assessment techniques; body mechanics used with ambulating, transferring and repositioning patients; how to use general office equipment including, but not limited to: facsimiles, copiers, telephones and computers; pharmacology and medication administration; Nurse Practice Act; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices. Skill in:
Teaching a small group as well as one to one education sessions, and adjusting teaching to meet patient and family needs including language and literacy levels; developing programs; nursing principles and practices; developing policies and procedures; applying grant writing and grant management techniques; applying needs assessment techniques; applying adult education practices; developing public relations; applying cost accounting methods; organizing and prioritizing among conflicting priorities; applying team building concepts; facilitating groups; performing statistical analysis; using computers and a variety of software applications; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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